Roman Blood : Roma Sub Rosa (Chronological)

  • by Steven Saylor
  • Narrated by Scott Harrison
  • Series: Roma Sub Rosa (Chronological)
  • 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Rome, 80 B.C., on a warm spring morning, Gordianus the Finder receives a summons to the house of a then-unknown young advocate and orator, Cicero. Ambitious and brilliant, the 26-year-old Cicero is about to argue his first important case. His client is a wealthy farmer, one Sextus Roscius of the town of Ameria, who stands accused of the most unforgivable act in Ancient Rome: the murder of his father.Hired by Cicero to investigate the charges, Gordianus sets out to discover the truth in a case - and a society - rife with deceit, betrayal, and conspiracy. As he draws nearer to the truth, the conspiracy looms ever larger until Gordianus begins to perceive the hand of the dictator Sulla himself. Playing for stakes much higher than he bargained for, Gordianus finds that not only is he himself endangered but so are all those around him as well.

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What the Critics Say

"Remarkable....a stirring blend of history and mystery, well seasoned with conspiracy, passion and intrigue....A classic historical mystery, in every sense." (Publishers Weekly)
"Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthralls." (Sunday Times London)
"Gripping....a combination of Hithccock-style suspense and vivid historical detail." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

good read/listen

the story is good if not a little repetitive as a series. narrator wasn't my favourite but not everybody can be george guidol
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- Greg

Terrible Naration

Would you try another book from Steven Saylor and/or Scott Harrison?

I have read Steven Saylor , and will again. I will avoid anything narrated by Scott Harrison.


How could the performance have been better?

In every way


Was Roman Blood worth the listening time?

almost did not get through it becasue of narration .


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- Ms green

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.